Progenitor Cells

Methods and Protocols

  • Kimberly A. Mace
  • Kristin M. Braun

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 916)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. In Vitro Culture Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Feride Oeztuerk-Winder, Juan-Jose Ventura
      Pages 23-30
    3. Fatima A. Saleh, Jessica E. Frith, Jennifer A. Lee, Paul G. Genever
      Pages 31-45
    4. Cristina Mantovani, Giorgio Terenghi, Susan G. Shawcross
      Pages 47-57
    5. Daniela Tosoni, Pier Paolo Di Fiore, Salvatore Pece
      Pages 59-79
    6. S. Bahram Bahrami, Mandana Veiseh, Nancy J. Boudreau
      Pages 81-96
  3. Nonmammalian Model Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Katrina S. Gold, Andrea H. Brand
      Pages 99-110
    3. Alexia Rabilotta, Rana Amini, Jean-Claude Labbé
      Pages 111-125
    4. Ricardo Costa, Yaoyao Chen, Roberto Paredes, Enrique Amaya
      Pages 141-155
    5. Belen Tejada Romero, Deborah J. Evans, A. Aziz Aboobaker
      Pages 167-179
  4. Mammalian Model Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 217-217
    2. Oliver Barrett, Roberta Sottocornola, Cristina Lo Celso
      Pages 231-242
    3. Joanna B. Grabarek, Berenika Plusa
      Pages 275-285
  5. Human Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 287-287
    2. Sebastian Zeki, Trevor A. Graham, Stuart A. C. McDonald
      Pages 289-301
    3. Alevtina D. Domashenko, Susan Wiener, Stephen G. Emerson
      Pages 303-316
    4. Erin E. Vaughan, Timothy O’Brien
      Pages 351-356
    5. Francesca Corradini, Beatrice Venturi, Graziella Pellegrini, Michele De Luca
      Pages 357-372
    6. Anitha Shenoy, Elizabeth Butterworth, Emina H. Huang
      Pages 373-385
    7. Sandra Almeida, Celine Delaloy, Lei Liu, Fen-Biao Gao
      Pages 387-402
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 403-408

About this book


Progenitor cells have become important in regenerative medicine therapies, due to their potential to differentiate into many cell types.  This capability, and understanding how to regulate the cells, will provide the basis for future cell therapies aimed at correcting tissue and organ dysfunction as a result of disease or injury. In, Progenitor Cells: Methods and Protocols, expert researchers in the field detail many of the methods which are now commonly used to investigate progenitor cells. These include methods and techniques of the manipulation of physical forces that shape progenitor cell behavior, studying progenitor cells in vivo, using non-mammalian and mammalian model systems, and investigating human progenitor cells, including their isolation, characterization and application in cell-based therapies. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology™ series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and key tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.



Authoritative and practical, Progenitor Cells : Methods and Protocols seeks to aid scientists in the further study progenitor cells and how they are studied across multiple systems.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kimberly A. Mace
    • 1
  • Kristin M. Braun
    • 2
  1. 1.Fac. Life Sciences, Healing Foundation CentreUniversity of ManchesterManchesterUnited Kingdom
  2. 2.School of Medicine & Dentistry, Centre for Cutaneous Research, Blizard IBarts and The LondonLondonUnited Kingdom

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2012
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Totowa, NJ
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-61779-979-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-61779-980-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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